Made real for all, without exception.
As a church of the welcoming God, our congregation, centered on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is committed to removing all barriers which might prevent us from fulfilling our mission as a loving community.
To that end, we continually weigh ourselves against God's welcoming standards and strive to welcome all - including, but not limited to - people of every race, nationality, the BIPOC community, age, LGBTQIA+ identity, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, economic or social status, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities...
Worship at People of Hope
You are invited to be a part of our causal, upbeat worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM.
You can expect a lot of singing, praying, and communion
(with a little preaching thrown in too!) Children are an integral part of our faith community and are active participants in worship.
Our members at People of Hope are a diverse group of people referred to as Member Missionaries (or M&Ms) as an indication that everyone is involved in the mission of People of Hope and sharing God's message of love in the world. You can find out more about what they do in the "How We Serve" section.
Meet Pastor Dan...
Rev. Dan Doering has served as the Pastor of People of Hope since 2010. He is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has a passion for connecting faith with everyday life.
In 2020 Pastor Dan embarked on an intense, life changing path to journey to reclaim him physical health, That journey has been nothing short of awe and inspiration. A testament to his unwavering faith & commitment.
When Pastor Dan isn't sharing faith or riding his bike, you will find him hanging out with his two besties - his wife Karen, and son Tucker.